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Rock Cut for Railroad Construction

Photograph of 4 railroad construction workers standing in an unfinished rock cut. Steep rock cliffs rise all around them. Railroad tracks, still under construction, end at the rock face behind them. Taken on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Rock cut at 1488 near Carson landing." Second note reads, "Return to Traffic Dept., SP.S Ry."

Railroad Construction near Carson, Washington

Photograph of a large pile of rock and debris formed by a blast at a railroad construction site on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. On the right, a person stands on the edge of a cliff, above the debris. A railroad is visible behind the debris. There is a large rock formation behind the railroad on the left. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Shot from 400 kegs powder at 'Briton's Peak' Smith Creek near Carson landing."

Welded Rails for Railroad Tunnel Construction, Kentucky

Photograph of 2 men standing on either side of a railroad track. In the middle of the track are several rails to be used for railroad construction. Likely taken near Fort George Wright near Spokane, Washington. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Don Thomas, roadmaster on right. Conductor on Work Extra on left. Welded rails to be layed in tunnel just west of Ft. Wright. Please return to JvW." Stamp on the back reads, "W.J.C. Jul 20, 1953."

Farmhouse

Photograph of a farmhouse and windmill in a dry landscape. A hill behind the house is dotted with sagebrush. A wood fence on the right forms a corral. A buggy sits in front of the house. On the right there is a partial view of a corral.

Farmland near Washougal, Washington

Photograph showing a wide area of farmland near Washougal, Washington. There is a structure in the distance. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Typical farm lands along the upper level of the Columbia River Valley. Here are seen farms and burnt over tracts that are easily made ready for the plow, and such lands are unsurpassed for fruits, especially Apples Prunes and Strawberries. The finest wheat Clover and alfalfa land to be found. no need for irrigation. Abundance of pure, soft water at a depth of thirty feet. Such land may be had at from $60 to $100 an acre. This view was taken five miles from Washougal, Wn."

Orchard near Lyle, Washington

Photograph showing small fruit trees in an orchard near Lyle, Washington. The trees are scattered across a large field. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "13593--Weister, Portland. A number of three year old orchard on home ranch of Wm. Morginson, ten miles north of Lyle, Klickitat County, Wash. Owner made the mistake of seeding alfalfa in this orchard the first year and the alfalfa sapped the strength of the trees, killing several of them. The young trees have been re-set and in another year or two this will be one of the most beautiful orchards on top of the plateau."

Weister Company

Orchard near Lyle, Washington

Photograph showing trees in an orchard near Lyle, Washington. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "13602--Weister, Portland. Showing a portion of Yellow Newtown orchard in T.3, Range 12, North of Lyle, Klickitat County, Wash. Trees planted in the Spring of 1907; photo taken July, 1910. Trees filled with fruit the fourth year. Owner refused $1000. per acre for this orchard one year ago. Cost of land, trees, orchard, etc. which entered into production of this aggregate about $300. the first three years." Handwritten notes on the back of the print read, "Three year old orchard in Southern Washington" and, "Return to SP&S Ry, 629 Ry Exch."

Weister Company

Mr. Butler examines apple tree in his orchard near Lyle, Washington

Photograph showing a man standing behind an apple tree in an orchard near Lyle, Washington. He holds aside a branch, making his face visible through the tree. Typed note on the back of the print reads, " 13587--Weister, Portland. Shows two year old Ortley Apple tree in the orchard of W.I. Butler, seven miles North of Lyle, Klickitat County, Wash. This tree bore five or six apples at two years of age and made over three feet of growth of new wood. The owner is holding his hand on the twig where this year's growth began. Tree planted in Spring of 1908; photo taken July, 1910." Stamp on the back for Hicks-Chatten Engraving Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Weister Company

Man standing in peach orchard near Lyle, Washington

Photograph of a person standing next to a peach tree in an orchard near Lyle, Washington. The branches of the tree hide the person's face. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "13582--Weister, Portland. Shows young peach orchard planted in the Spring of 1908. Seven miles North of Lyle, Klickitat County, Wash. Photo taken July, 1910, when trees were about 2 1/2 years old."

Weister Company

Rows of trees in an orchard

Photograph showing several rows of young trees in an orchard. Farm machinery is visible in the distance in one of the rows on the left. A house is also visible in the distance. There is a forested hillside in the background. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "R.H. Crozier."

Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.)

View of prune orchard near Washougal, Washington

Photograph showing a view of a prune orchard near Washougal, Washington. The Columbia River flows in the background. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Partial view of Prune orchard in bloom, and prune dryer on bank of Columbia River three miles east of Washougal Wash. on North Bank Road. The owner of this orchard says it has cleared him an average of one hundred dollars an acre for years. These Columbia river lands are ideal for prune growing, and this industry is becoming more profitable every year." Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "5 1/2 acres cleared $900, 1910." Stamp on back for Hicks-Chatten Co., Photo Engravers.

Growing gold on trees and between the rows

Photograph of a farmer sitting on a piece of farm machinery pulled by 2 horses. He is in an agricultural field. A field of crops grows behind him and there is a tree on the left. Handwritten label on the print reads, "Growing Gold on Trees and Between the Rows. 95." Second label reads, "Gregory." Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Medford P&E."

Gregory, Lawrence A., 1876-

Cows in field in Dallesport, Washington

Photograph of cows in an open field in Granddalles, known today as Dallesport, Washington. A creek flows on the left. The cows look at the camera. Typed note on the back of the print reads, "Spring in Granddalles Townsite Block 56." Handwritten note on the back indicates this is Washington state.

Dairy farm near Vancouver, Washington

Photograph showing a view of a dairy farm near Vancouver, Washington. View includes a farmhouse, barn and grazing cattle. A woman and child stand in the garden in front of the farmhouse. Three horses and buggies are visible in the photograph. The North Bank Railroad runs behind the farm. The Columbia River flows in the background. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "S.D. Durgan Dairy farm 1 mile east of Vancouver, Wash. North Bank R.R. showing in picture."

Panoramic view of orchard

Panoramic photograph showing a view of an unidentified orchard. A house borders the orchard on the right. A man stands in the doorway of the house and looks at the camera. A horse is visible on the left. Panorama is made up of 2 photographs.

Panoramic view of SP&S bus on road overlooking Columbia River

Panoramic photograph showing a bus operated by the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway, driving on a hillside road overlooking the Columbia River. Smokestacks are visible in a populated town on the other side of the river. The bus is likely on Highway 30 in Oregon and the town on the opposite bank of the Columbia River is likely Longview, Washington. An area of land on the Oregon side has been logged. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Longview." Stamp on the back reads, "Photographs from A. J. Baker." Panorama is made up of 2 panels.

Baker, A. J. (Portland, Or.)

Mazamas on Mount Adams, Washington

Photograph showing a line of approximately 35 mountaineers hiking on a trail. The area behind them is flat and contains several wooden structures. Those in front of the line look to the left. Taken from an area above the mountaineers, looking down at them. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Mazamas, Mt. Adams."

Mazamas on Mount Adams, Washington

Photograph showing a line of approximately 50 mountaineers hiking up a snow field on a mountain, likely Mount Adams in Washington. Clouds are visible in the background below the group. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Mazamas." Stamp on the back of the print for Angelus Commercial Studio.

Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.)

Gun battery at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, Washington

Photograph showing the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse in Cape Disappointment State Park, Washington. A gun battery and ammunition storage area are visible in front of the lighthouse. The Pacific Ocean is in the background. Handwritten note on the back of the print reads, "Nor Beach." Stamp on the back for Arthur M. Prentiss, Commercial Photographer.

Prentiss, A. M. (Arthur M.)

Lake Sacajawea Park - Longview, Washington

Photograph of Lake Sacajawea in Longview, Washington. Typed label on the back of the print reads, "Perhaps nothing demonstrates the attention given beauty in the new city of Longview, Washington like Lake Sacajawea park, a portion of which is shown in this view. Three years ago, this was an over-grown pond. Now it has been dredged out, planted in lawns and flower beds and shrubs. It lies crescent-shaped, one and one-half miles long among the residential districts of Longview, encircled by paved boulevards. The Longview Community shurch (sic) is shown reflected in its waters."

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